At the end of Term 1, many of the Senior students went on their camps some to Burleigh, some to Noosa and others to Moreton Island.
I was fortunate enough to be included with the Year 10s to Moreton. I quickly saw why most of the kids that graduate GCC see it as their favourite camp of their school career. The island itself was amazing from the sand dunes to picturesque beaches, the refreshing blue lagoon, the shipwrecks that now host a whole ecosystem below the surface and the quiet campsite nestled in the top North-East corner of the island.
The staff at the island had servant hearts, always willing to lean a hand and it was a bonus, that food had more flavour than I’m accustomed to expecting on a “school camp”.
There were things against us like the wind that did not allow us to go night kayaking (a past highlight) or the rain in our tents upon arrival or the snakes that slithered across the sand however, nothing seemed to get in way of us having a great time.
I loved watching students fly down the sandhills at 50 km/h. Another favourite was watching bewilderment in students’ faces as they sat in the front of the 4WD buses as they bent around the sand tracks.
On the final evening as a group, we stared up at the stars as one camp guide pointed out the constellations and galaxies with his laser. It had me pondering about the author of the universe, the intelligent designer, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I guess, I thought what King David did 3,000 years before me:
Syd Moore, College Pastor